The Best Of Cal Tjader: Live At The Monterey Jazz Festival, 1958-1980

Cal Tjader

The Best Of Cal Tjader Live At The Monterey Jazz F
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    1. Introduction 1:19
    2. Summertime 13:48
    3. Now's The Time 14:15
    4. Cubano Chant 3:49
    5. Tumbao 4:47
    6. Manteca 12:32
    7. Afro-Blue 8:49
    8. If You Could See Me Now 2:32
    9. Speak Low 7:21

From the liner notes: "A relaxed musician with a natural sense of song, space, and swing, Tjader was equally versed in jazz, Afro-Cuban and other Latin idioms and bridged them in a way that never sounded forced. He was a Swedish American with rhythm in his bones and an ear for melody and harmony that allowed him to play many styles of music-blues and boleros, mambo, bop and bossa nova-with grace, taste, and feeling."-Jesse Hamlin

Personnel: Cal Tjader, vibraphone, percussion, bandleader; and various others, including Clark Terry, Dizzy Gillespie, trumpets; Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Vince Guaraldi, John Lewis, pianos; Michael Wolff, electric piano; Al McKibbon, Richard Davis, bass; Willie Bobo, drums, timbales; Mongo Santamaria, Armando Peraza, Poncho Sanchez, congas

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